The company that was the target of election fraud complaints is back in the headlines. But this time, it is the one launching the attacks.
“Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election,” reported according to Fox News.
According to Dominion’s lawsuit, Fox News “amplified inaccurate assertions that Dominion altered votes, ‘sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process.'”
“The truth matters. Lies have consequences,” said the lawsuit. “Fox sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process. If this case does not rise to the level of defamation by a broadcaster, then nothing does.”
While it is unlikely the lawsuit will prevail as the press have broad protections under the First Amendment, it does highlight that the future of media will be more and more impacted by the political implications of what they cover.
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